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Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

In an effort to remain competitive in today’s health care marketplace, Centura Health, including Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, has implemented the first stage of a cost-reduction strategy for some of its services. According to Danny Reeves, chief financial officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and South State Operating Group, the first stage includes “a multi-year… Continue Reading Centura sharpens strategy to help with costs

Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

Health care and health insurance will take center stage at the Latino Community Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at the Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Panel speakers include Meredith Jones of Kaiser Permanente, Kathleen Jackson of Colorado Choice, Lynne Jones of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Rosy… Continue Reading Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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National first responders conference to be held in April

The National Homeland Defense Foundation is hosting its inaugural National First Responders Conference at The Broadmoor Hotel April 6-8, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Building on the success achieved through years of conducting the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense, NHDF seeks to apply that experience to provide a forum for sharing lessons learned to… Continue Reading National first responders conference to be held in April

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DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. DaVita is headquartered in Denver… Continue Reading DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

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CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners announced Wednesday that it is in the process of acquiring Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group with more than 130 providers and 11 locations in the Pikes Peak region. A news release issued by the Fortune 500 company Wednesday gave little detail as to the terms of the acquisition, which it… Continue Reading CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

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Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott,… Continue Reading Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Centura Health announced this week that 13 of its hospitals have been recognized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics with its Stage 7 Award, making it the third largest health system nationally to have the most certified Stage 7 hospitals. Only 184 hospitals in the U.S. — approximately 3.2 percent — have completed all… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

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Diabetes center opens in new Summit Medical Clinic

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The Diabetes Community Center will have a grand opening from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the new Summit Medical Clinic building at 1380 E. Fillmore St. The Summit Medical Clinic is the new home of Dr. Pratheep Arora’s internal medicine and nephrology practice, Quest Diagnostics as well as the center. Arora’s practice includes preventive care, women’s… Continue Reading Diabetes center opens in new Summit Medical Clinic

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Three Centura Health hospitals — Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital — have been named to the 2014 top 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The hospitals and health systems featured on… Continue Reading Centura Health listed as having great orthopedic programs 

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City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

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Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) apparently have settled their multi-year dispute concerning the withdrawal of Memorial Health System from PERA. Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council met behind closed doors in executive session in a “special meeting” prior to a regularly scheduled meeting as the Utility Board. In attendance:… Continue Reading City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

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